templed, adj.templelike, adj.
/tem"peuhl/, n.
1. an edifice or place dedicated to the service or worship of a deity or deities.
2. (usually cap.) any of the three successive houses of worship in Jerusalem in use by the Jews in Biblical times, the first built by Solomon, the second by Zerubbabel, and the third by Herod.
3. a synagogue, usually a Reform or Conservative one.
4. an edifice erected as a place of public worship; a church, esp. a large or imposing one.
5. any place or object in which God dwells, as the body of a Christian. I Cor. 6:19.
6. (in France) a Protestant church.
7. (in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) a building devoted to administering sacred ordinances, principally that of eternal marriage.
8. a building, usually large or pretentious, devoted to some public use: a temple of music.
9. (cap.) either of two establishments of the medieval Templars, one in London and the other in Paris.
10. (cap.) either of two groups of buildings (Inner Temple and Middle Temple) on the site of the Templars' former establishment in London, occupied by two of the Inns of Court.
11. a building used by the Templars in the U.S.
12. a building used by any of various fraternal orders.
[bef. 900; ME, var. of tempel, OE < L templum space demarcated by an augur for taking auspices, temple]
/tem"peuhl/, n.
1. Anat. the flattened region on either side of the forehead in human beings.
2. Zool. a corresponding region in certain animals.
3. Ophthalm. either of the sidepieces of a pair of eyeglasses extending back above and often around the ears.
[1275-1325; ME < MF < VL *tempula, for L tempora the temples, pl. (taken as fem. sing.) of tempus temple]
/tem"peuhl/, n.
a device in a loom for keeping the cloth stretched to the proper width during the weaving.
[1475-85; earlier tempylle < MF temple < L templum purlin, small piece of timber. See TEMPLE1]

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Edifice constructed for the worship of a deity.

Features commonly include a sanctuary and an altar. Ancient Egypt had two kinds of temple: mortuary temples for the cults of dead kings, with a chapel in which offerings were presented, and cult temples that held images of deities. The cult temple typically included a massive pylon entrance with a court leading to a hypostyle hall and, at the heart of the temple, a shrine for the cult image. Most Classical Greek temples were rectangular and built of marble or other stone on a low stylobate (stepped platform). A gable roof was supported by columns, with a portico at each end (amphiprostyle temple), a colonnade extending all around (peripteral temple), or a double line of columns all around (dipteral temple). An inner cella housed the image of a deity, and an altar stood outside the temple. Roman temples were profoundly influenced by Greek style, but the altar was inside the temple and the colonnade was often reduced to a row of engaged columns. Hindu temples vary regionally, but generally consist of a towering shrine and a columned hall surrounded by an elaborate wall. Buddhist temples range from half-buried sanctuaries with richly carved entrances to single carved towers or statues. The Chinese and Japanese Buddhist temple is typically a one-story building of richly carved, painted, or tiled timber constructed around an atrium used for worship, though towering pagodas were sometimes built as temples over a shrine. In the Americas, Inca and Mayan temples were constructed of stone, often richly carved; they were generally stair-stepped pyramids, with the shrine at the top. See also synagogue.
(as used in expressions)
Horyu Temple
Jerusalem Temple of
Ryoan Temple
Temple Shirley
Shirley Temple Black
Temple Sir William
Todai Temple
Palmerston of Palmerston Henry John Temple 3rd Viscount

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      city, Bell county, central Texas, U.S. It lies along the Little River, just southeast of Belton Lake (impounded on the Leon River) and some 35 miles (55 km) south-southwest of Waco. With the cities of Bartlett, Belton, Copperas Cove, Gatesville, Salado, and Killeen, it forms part of the Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Statistical Area.

      Founded by the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad in 1880, it was incorporated in 1882 and named for B.M. Temple, a railroad engineer. When, soon thereafter, the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad came through, it became a division point with railroad shops. During the 1880s Temple became a point of settlement for several hundred Czech immigrants; SPJST (Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas; Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas) Museum houses more than 18,000 books in the Czech language, as well as many artifacts of Czech pioneer life. The city's growth as a commercial centre for livestock and farm produce was fostered by the establishment of three hospitals (Santa Fe [1892], King's Daughters [1897], and Scott-White [1904]). Temple (community) College was founded in 1926, and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Baptist; founded 1845) is in nearby Belton.

      Temple is headquarters for several state and regional agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and for agricultural-research centres. Manufactures include school and office furniture, electronic and optical products, animal feed, and farm machinery. Temple's history is commemorated in the city's Railroad and Pioneer Museum. Pop. (1990) city, 46,150; Killeen-Temple MSA, 255,301; (2000) city, 54,514; Killeen-Temple MSA, 312,952.

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